IBJJF: New York Open

Several members of the Dave Trader Jiu-Jitsu Team competed in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s New York Open. The tournament took place April 16th in New York City.

Competing in his first tournament, Kevin Callen took Gold in the Senior 1 White Belt Ultra Heavy division. Kevin fought a great match, submitting his opponent with a bread cutter choke in the finals.

Arturo Ayala placed 3rd in the Adult White Belt Feather division after losing a close semifinal match which he was controlling until the very end.

Michelle Welti fought in two divisions, placing 3rd in the Female Blue Belt Medium Heavy division and 2nd in the Blue Belt Open division. Michelle lost only two matches, both to this year’s NY Open and Pan Jiu-Jitsu champion..

Congratulations to those who competed and a special thanks to all those who came out to support the team.

Pics and Videos coming soon!!!